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"The Exorcist" is one of the rare horror films to crossover into the mainstream, grossing more than $441 million worldwide. When it was released in 1973, it was a smash hit that absolutely terrified audiences—and made some moviegoers physically ill. The film was nominated for 10 Academy Awards and won two.

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Terrifying subliminal images, a soundtrack designed to disturb viewers, and a story based on real-life events combine to create a horror masterpiece that's still being studied in film schools.

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But some people just don't think it's all that.

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Despite huge advances made in special effects over the decades, horror aficionados still rate this 43-year-old film as the greatest of all-time.

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Sure, "The Exorcist" is scary—but some film critics argue "Rosemary's Baby," "Psycho," "The Shining," and other classics are equally if not more terrifying.

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